Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October 2009 Newsletter

Aloha All!

September sure was busy for Island Scrapbooking! The month started off with the semi-annual Fall/Spring Clearance Sale on September 12th. Customers walked away with some great deals that day, both at the Fall Clearance Sale and in the store. Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success. Be on the lookout for the next clearance event which will take place next spring.

At the end of the month, we welcomed guest Celebrity Instructor, Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils. She taught 3 different classes (2 sessions each) including Faux Cloisonne, Gold Leafing and Crackle Pasting. She also introduced some new products and brought some awesome samples with her to share with the participants. What a great weekend of crafting and learning! A big Mahalo to Lynell for visiting us again. We look forward to her return to the Islands soon.

Our next exciting event will be our 6th Anniversary Celebration! Please stop by the store on Saturday, October 17th to help us celebrate! We have lots of fun planned for this special day including:
  • Fun Make 'n Takes
  • In Store Specials
  • Prize Giveaways
  • Cool Games
  • And More!!
So mark your calendars so you don't forget to stop by and join in on the fun!

October Classes:

Glitter Card Class Using Stencils

Ever wonder how to create beautiful cards using your stencils and glitter? Well, Michele will show you how in this cool class. This is yet another great technique to use with your Dreamweaver Stencils! Participants will make 2 cards in this class.

Date: Friday, October 9th
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15

Halloween Slider Card Class
If you love interactive cards, you won't want to miss this class! Learn how to make this cool slider card which will reveal a hidden message when you slide open the card. This Halloween version of the card uses the Princess Anya dressed up as a witch.

Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15

Halloween Treat Bag Class

Join Debi in making fun treat holders for all those young (or young at heart!) witches, ghosts, and goblins! Just in time for Halloween, these two projects are perfect for packaging up those Halloween goodies.

Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $15
Gatefold Scrapbook Class

Learn how to make this impressive (but easy!) gatefold scrapbook that is perfect to document special events. Students will make a Christmas themed scrapbook that will be ready to document this year's holiday.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $22

Woodland Whimsy Owl Card Class

Learn how to make the most of your punches in this card class! You will learn a new technique to utilize your punches. Hurry and sign up soon cause this class will fill up fast!

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $12

If you did not receive your newsletter via email/mail, please contact the store... you may need to renew your membership! Don't forget to stop by the store on 10/17 for our Anniversary Celebration! Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dangling Sakura Card

Our customer, Karen I. has done it again! Look at this cute card she gave us! Its unfortunate that you can't see from this photo, but the sakura's are dangling from a thread and actually move. You really need to come in and see it for yourself!

Here's the card up close...

What a great idea! Thank you Karen!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bamboo Anyone?

One of our customers, Karen I. gave us this cute panda card to use as a sample in our store! She even cut out some of the bamboo to accent the stamped Panda image. What a great idea! This bamboo paper is a staff and customer favorite because it is so versatile. Thank you Karen!
Supplies used:
Panda- Imaginisce
Arigato stamp-
DP- Imaginisce
Cardstock- Bazzil
circle and scallop circle dies- Spellbinders

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dreamweaver Classes With Lynell Harlow

Today was crazy fun with Lynell Harlow! She taught 3 Dreamweaver classes today and will teach the same three classes again tomorrow. Here's some pictures from today's gold leafing class. She also taught Faux Cloisonne and Crackle Paste classes.
Celebrity Guest Instructor Lynell Harlow!
Look at all the great samples she brought with her for inspiration!

Gold leafed Tiki

Thank you Lynell! Everyone enjoyed the classes very much.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

OK everyone, break out those leg warmers that have been sitting in your closets and crimp that hair! The Greeting Farm came out with another limited edition Anya... its 80's Anya! That's like totally awesome! Now that's an Anya I can relate to! Look that that big hair, bow and leg warmers? Hmmmmmm, now who does she remind you of? Could it be? The Greeting Farm must have been looking at a photo of our very own Tracy! Hee hee.
Tracy made this self portrait using the new 80's Anya stamp. I think she's ready to do some Flashdancing! If you are a child of the 80's, you'll definitely need this one for your collection. Hurry, these are limited edition, so once they're gone, they're gone!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dreamweaver Madness!

Hi Everyone!
Just a reminder that we have a lot of Dreamweaver stencils in just in time for our Dreamweaver Classes! Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver will be here on Saturday and Sunday teaching classes all day, so we've stocked up on lots of supplies including new stencils, paste and other cool supplies to help you with your projects. Don't forget, all Dreamweaver stencils are on coupon this week at 20% off!
To kick things off, Tracy made this amazing card using the Faux Cloisonne technique. This technique is one of the classes that will be taught by Lynell over the weekend. Instead of using white paste, Tracy decided to use black paste and purple inks on the kanji characters. Here's a close up of the image. You can kinda see that its embossed.
Supplies used:
Thanks stencil- Dreamweaver
Paste- Dreamweaver
Embossing powder
Washi- Hero Arts
Sakura laser cut- Island Scrapbooking
Cardstock- Bazzil
As a reminder, the Super Coupon runs Friday and Saturday and is good for 30% off one item in the store!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Greeting Farm Stamps and Halloween Paper!

Just wanted to update everyone on the new items that we just received.... The store is overflowing with new Greeting Farm Stamps! Pictured here are some of the new singles we just got in.. WS Hugh, WS Savannah, HG Laundry, and 80's Anya Limited Edition! We also got WS Bree back in stock. (BTW- who does 80's Anya remind you of??? Doesn't she look like our Tracy? All Tracy needs is some blue eyeshadow, leg warmers and a big bow! LOL!)
We also got in the new stamp sets! My Guy Ian (Ian version of Miss Anyas), Cute Troop (boy and girl scouts) , and Gingerbell (cats). Spooktacular is back in stock and we also brought in the Neverland set (i.e. Peter Pan) for the first time. There are a few more surprises, so stop by soon to see what has arrived!
Now, I don't know why, but this photo keeps turning sideways! Well, look closely and you will see all of our newest Halloween paper! Last month, we brought in one of these papers called "Boo Crew" by Bo Bunny, and they sold out before it even hit the shelves!!! Since it was soooo popular, we brought in the rest of the coordinating papers so you have more to choose from. These will go fast so hurry in for best selection. Better get there before me in case I buy the rest of what's in stock! We also got in the new Martha Stewart Halloween punches- spiderweb corner punch and Halloween goo punch (drippy drips!). Time to start working on all those Halloween projects!
OK- Michele went a little paper crazy this month and brought in A LOT of paper. In addition to the new Halloween papers shown here, we also brought in new doodlebug glitter dot papers, lots of new Christmas papers, and new Hawaiian papers.
Also in are new Spellbinders!!! If you have been waiting for the new pendants, you are in luck, because we got most of them in. We also received the new pointsetta set, and Christmas Tree set, which I can't wait to get my hands on!
Good thing we made lots of money selling off our old stuff yah? Don't forget that The Greeting Farm stamps are on coupon this week (excludes new stamps just received), so shop till you drop!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Angel Ornament

In an earlier post, Donna showed you how versatile this Hero Arts Angel set was... Here's another project you can make using the same set. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I'd use the same Angel stamp and make a Christmas Ornament. All I did was stamp 2 Angels, color and cut them out. Then I cut a circle from acetate that would fit in the ornament and adhered the Angel to both sides of the acetate. I decorated the acetate with stickles to make it look like snow around the Angel. Even though you can't tell, I also added more stickles to the wings of the Angel so that it was glittery. Once everything was dry, I inserted the circle in between the two halves of the ornament and snapped it back together... and Voila!

Here's a close up of the Angel. Here you can see the dots I made using the Stickles.
Angel stamp- Hero Arts
Markers- Copics
Plastic ornament (snaps together)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Crazy Weekend and New Arrivals

Is everyone all shopped out yet? Hope not, because the store just received A LOT of shipments in all at the same time! After this crazy crazy weekend of great deals at the store, we have been busy unpacking our shipments and will have them out in the store soon, so please visit us soon if you have been waiting for new papers, special orders from various distributors, or new GREETING FARM stamps! Yes, you read this correctly... the new Anya stamps are in and will be out in the store soon tomorrow!!!

Speaking of Greeting Farm stamps...for all members, the Greeting Farm Stamps are on coupon this week at 30% off (limit 2). This excludes all new release Greeting Farm stamps.

For those of you who dropped off items to sell at the Fall Cleaning sale, please stop by the store to pick up your items that did not sell. Thank you to all who participated and to our customers that made this event a success! A lot of customers left very happy with all their newfound treasures.

Our next big sale will be for our 6th Anniversary event in October. We are very busy planning exciting things for our Anniversary and hope you can be a part of it! So check back soon for more information.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In Store Specials Tomorrow Only!

Hope everyone had a great week! We've been busy, busy, busy getting ready for the Fall Cleaning Sale happening in the store tomorrow. There are so many great items to choose from, you'll have a tough time deciding!

Here's a sampling of what you may find:
  • Assorted wood mounted and clear stamps
  • Sizzix Dies
  • Sizzix Texture Plates
  • Paper Trimmers
  • Embellishments
  • Bags
  • Assorted papers
  • Other Assorted crafting items: wood items, beading, etc.
  • a Printer!
  • Much Much More!!!

Please remember to bring cash with you for purchases made in the Fall Cleaning Sale area.

In addition to all the great deals you'll find at the sale, there will also be a lot of in-store specials for tomorrow only (9/12/09):

  • Wash paper: $1.99/sheet (reg. $2.49)
  • Assorted Solid Cardstock: 2 / $1.00
  • Dew Drops: Buy one get one at 1/2 off
  • Additional 50 % off of red tag clearance items!!!!

Time to stock up on all those items we use regularly! Everything is first come, first served, so come in early for best selection.

Hope to see you all there!

Fall/Spring Clearance Sale!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Fall/Spring Clearance sale at Island Scrapbooking!!! This means great deals on used items from our customers. Please remember to bring cash for all items purchased in this section.

In addition to all the great deals you'll get on used items, the store will also have some great in-store specials! All clearance items will be an additional 50% off of red-tagged items, along with other great deals. Please come in early for best selection.

Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hero Arts Angels Sing

Happy Aloha Friday! Just wanted to share another Hero Arts project with all of you today...

Hero Arts has done it again! Their Chirstmas stamps are simply stunning and the Let the Angels Sing set is just heavenly. Although a boy angel is also included, the girl angel is the focal point of this card. Donna color coordinated the ink used for the stamp with the cardstock so that it all matched perfectly. She then mounted them using pop dots so that hte image popped from the spellbinders. Can you hear the angel singing?

For the inside of this card, Donna used Bo-Bunny paper and used other stamps from the same Hero Arts set.

Next, Donna borrowed the idea to create matching treat bags from our very own "cute bag" designer, Debi, using the new Spellbinders Label 8 die set. These bags are so versatile that the possibilites are endless. You can use any one of the Spellbinders Labels sets to make these bags or just decorate the bags themselves! This takes the guess work out of gift giving, leaving lots of room for our own creative expression. Thanks to Debi for introducing these little bags to us and to Michele for bringing them in!

Supplies used:

Let the Angels Sing stamps- Hero Arts
Oval, scallop oval, Labels 8 die- Spellbinders
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- Bo Bunny
Glitter paper- K & Co.
Mini pop dots- All Night Media
White craft bag- Paper crafter

Monday, September 7, 2009

Butterfly Punch Card

Happy Labor Day! Hope you are all had a nice and relaxing 3-day weekend! Wowee! Can't believe its Labor Day already!

Just wanted to share this beautiful card by Debi. She used the new butterfly punches (small and large) to create this card. Don't you just love how she used the negative image of the punch as her focal point? And to top it off, she stamped an image below the punched area, so it showed through where the butterfly was punched out! What a creative way to use your punches!

Here's a close up of the butterfly..

Supplies used:
Butterfly punches- EK Success
Sentiment stamp (under butterfly)- Hero Arts
Scallop border punch- Fiskars
Flourish stamp- Hero Arts
Thank you stamp- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cards From Our Customers

Just wanted to share a couple of cards from our creative customers! The first card up was made by Don. He used one of the new Spellbinders Pendant dies as the focal point of his card. The background was embossed using the snow dots cuttlebug folder on vellum.

He even added heart crystals to the tips of the pendant.
Next up we have a Halloween card by Mardi. She dressed up Hope (or is it Grace?) from the Hope and Grace Greeting Farm set to look like a witch for Halloween. Mardi combines all different types of crafts into one neat project. In addition to using paper, rubber stamps and dies, she also embroiders!
Here's a close up of the witch..
The inside of the card is just as cool as the outside!

Thank you Mardi and Don for sharing your neat creations with us!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Alien Ian

Have you ever tried to alter one of your Greeting Farm stamps? Well, Michele's brother Daniel got inspired by Baseball Ian and here's what he came up with....
Baseball Ian before....
Baseball Ian after being abducted by aliens!
I just love how his baseball bat became his space gun. This just goes to show that you are only limited by your imagination!

Pop Up Cake In A Box

Just wanted to let everyone know that if you were planning on getting the pop up cake XL Sizzix die on coupon, they are almost gone! Better hurry in if you had your eye on one.

If you already purchased this die and are having issues with the cake not popping up nicely when you open your card, check out this blog... Carol of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting has several tutorials to assist you on this issue.

Jenny liked the idea of making the cake the gift! Check out her sample of the Pop Up Cake In A Box.. There are many different versions of this idea, but Jenny followed Patti's instructions of Creations by Patti.

Here's the box when it's closed up...

Surprise! There's a cake inside!

The box opens up nicely around the cake...

Here's a close up of the cake...

Supplies used:
Pop up cake die- Sizzix
DP- Bo-Bunny, Bazzil and Doodlebug
Pearl accents- Hero Arts
Butterfly- unknown company- purchased at Big Island Packaging
Flower die (base of cake)- Spellbinders

Have a nice 3-Day weekend! Just a reminder that the store will be open on Labor Day during regular hours, so stop on by if you have the day off!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hello Kitty Sizzlits Calendar

Getting ready to make gifts for Christmas? Why not make a special gift that anyone can use? Calendars are very popular around this time of year to give as gifts, so why not make your own? Here Jenny made a Hello Kitty calendar using Sizzix Sizzlits dies, (They are on coupon right now so you can get them to make this calendar!) which are the ideal size for calendars.

Here's what the calendar looks like from January to June....

Then in July, you flip it over for the rest of the year!

Here's some close ups of each month...

Supplies used:
Hello Kitty dies- Sizzix
Santa hat and Witch hat dies- Sizzix
Calendars- printed from computer
Calendar titles- Sizzix
Stars, flowers dies- Spellbinders
DP: Doodlebug, Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Crystals- Hero Arts
Dew Drops
Cupcake punch- EK success
Sugar coated brads- Doodlebug

Don't forget- all Hello Kitty Sizzix dies are on coupon fro buy one get one free this week!